Tuesday, May 31, 2011

T-Shirt Shag Rug

I posted a loooong time ago about a t-shirt shag rug I made. I had a lot of requests for a tutorial, but I never got around to making one. Today, I found a tutorial for a t-shirt latch hook rug on Pinterest. I made mine differently, but the look is the same. For mine, I made a t-shirt base by sewing two t-shirts together in the shape I wanted my rug. I then sewed on the cut pieces of t-shirt in a spiral onto the base. For my version, I would recommend drawing the spiral line of where you want to sew the t-shirt pieces on, to make the process easier and more uniform. To make the pieces to sew onto the base, I cut up the t-shirts into t-shirt yarn, then cut the yarn into pieces double the length I wanted the shag to be. You will sew on the pieces in the middle of each piece, doubling them. I think my version would also work great for pillows or blankets.
Good luck! I will try to make a photo tutorial on this someday!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I {heart} Pinterest!

I can get stuck looking at Pinterest for way too long...
So many ideas, great tutorials, and pretty things to look at!
I love this pinboard I found today called "Thrift Store Re-Fashion Tutorials":

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Couple More Cake Toppers

Here are a couple more lovebird wedding cake toppers I have recently finished. I love how different each one is!

You can find my custom lovebird wedding cake toppers here. Also, you can go here to see more examples of my past cake toppers.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

More Upcycled T-shirt Accessories

I've added more Crescen-T upcycled t-shirt accessories to my Etsy shop!

I've also introduced something new... the corsage bracelet. My 9 year old daughter loves wearing bunches of these, and they are much cuter than silly bands;) All of her friends love them too!
And here are a few more example pictures of what was added....

This necklace has already been featured in a treasury!
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Garden Update

I wrote a few weeks ago
about the seeds we planted in our garden.
We have been having some crazy weather since then... and I was a little worried nothing would survive. So, I was surprised and happy to see some little green things starting to sprout today!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Owl Cupcakes

Aren't these cute?

I made them for Sienna's last day of pre-school party.
They were really easy to make
(the hardest part is separating the Oreos without breaking them!).
You use Oreos for the eyes,
M&Ms for the center of the eyes and beak,
and Oreos for the ears.....
and that's it!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Upcycled T-shirt Accessories

I have listed some of what I made from all of the T-yarn in my Etsy shop. I have decided to call it all "Crescen-T" to go with my shop's moon theme. I think the scrappy roses have become my favorite, and my little Sienna (pictured below) has become the perfect headband model:)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Seeds of Change

We sent away for some free seeds from Seeds of Change. The kids were so excited when the package arrived! What's more fun than a garden filled with lots of yummy vegetables to eat? There couldn't be a better way to get kids excited about eating veggies either! Even Charles, my pickiest eater, said he couldn't wait to eat everything that we planted!

Even Hunter is excited;)

We painted rocks to use as plant markers.

Charles' bean plant he brought home from school.

Hopefully, everything will grow!